Large Turnout for Tipperary Gealic Football Workshop

A crowd in excess of ninety people turned out for the workshop in the Anner Hotel last night to help put together a three year strategic plan for Tipperary football

A massive crowd packed the Anner Hotel, Thurles last night for the Tipperary Football Committee’s workshop to piece together ideas for a three-year strategic plan for the development of football in the county. All four divisions were represented which helped give a wide varied perspective on the direction that the strategic plan should take.

Delegates discussed ideas such as promotion of Gaelic football in both primary and post-primary schools, promotion in non-traditional areas of the county and to the general public as well as juvenile and adult football competitions. Lively discussions were had and some positive, fantastic ideas were generated to continue to aid the development and promotion of football in the Premier County.

In attendance were Tipperary County Board Chairman John Devane, former Tipperary senior football manager Peter Creedon, the Tipperary Games Development Administrators, chairman of the Tipperary Football Committee Barry O’ Brien, former chairman Joe Hannigan and Stephen Gleeson of Tipp FM. Indeed, Stephen will have a full report from the workshop on Tipp FM.

Barry O’ Brien welcomed everyone to the meeting, John Devane spoke of his pride that people in Tipperary get the opportunity to play both codes while Joe Hannigan encouraged those in attendance to get actively involved in the Friends of Tipperary Football by attending their meetings. Vice-chairman of the Tipperary Football Committee Conor O’ Dwyer, stressed the importance of getting the whole county involved and highlighted the fact that but for some important frees scored by Portroe’s Kevin O’ Halloran against Cork, Tipperary might not have gone on the remarkable run they did in 2016.

The Tipperary Football Committee will be busy over the next few weeks putting together the strategic plan and it is hoped that it will be in place by the summer.

We wish to thank the staff in the Anner Hotel for all their help last night, Lough Derg Films for putting together a video that highlighted many of the great moments in recent years for Tipperary football and everyone who gave up their time to attend.

If you have any suggestions for inclusion in the plan please feel free to email